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Photo of the Week: The Swell Season at First Avenue

Photo of the Week: The Swell Season at First Avenue

The Swell Season (Glen Hansard of The Frames and and Czech pianist and vocalist Marketa Irglova) put on a memorable show at First Avenue in Minneapolis Sunday night July 25th. Photographer Pamela Diedrich was there and contributed this shot. First Avenue, Diedrich says, was a more intimate venue than the Orpheum Theater where the...
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John Solomon of Communist Daughter

John Solomon of Communist Daughter

Though a sizable chunk of Twin Cities indie rock fans were packed into the sold-out Spoon show up the block at First Avenue Friday night, Communist Daughter didn’t have any trouble assembling an exceedingly healthy team of fans at The Fine Line to help them celebrate the release of their debut album, Soundtrack to...
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Adam Levy of the Honeydogs at the Jennefit

Adam Levy of the Honeydogs at the Jennefit

Twin Cities bands and music fans came together at the Turf Club in St. Paul Friday night for the aptly titled “Jennefit” to help one of the Twin Cities best-loved photographers, Jenn Barnett, raise money to replace a broken camera. Barnett, in case you did not know, is responsible for the photos in all of...
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Sean Neary of The Wapsipinicon at Kitty Cat Klub

Sean Neary of The Wapsipinicon at Kitty Cat Klub

The Wapsipinicon celebrated the release of their debut album San Geronimo with a CD Release Party at the Kitty Cat Klub Saturday night, and though I had heard the record and even seen the band perform live at least once in the past, I was unprepared for the energetic and powerful show I witnessed on...
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Ten Ton Bridge at Sauce Spirits and Soundbar

Ten Ton Bridge at Sauce Spirits and Soundbar

It was August of 2007 when I first stumbled across “Radio,” the obvious single from what was to become Ten Ton Bridge’s album Landfall, released February 27th with a CD Release Party at Sauce Spirits and Soundbar. “Radio” was so catchy it was still with me more than two years later when I finally...
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J Evan La Freak and Phil Solem at Sauce

J Evan La Freak and Phil Solem at Sauce

Sometimes the choice for HowWasTheShow photo of the week take is obvious to me even as the subject of said photo is taking place before my eyes. Saturday night, Phil Solem (The Rembrandts, Thrush) played a headlining show at Sauce Minneapolis in Uptown. Solem’s powerful set – executed with a crack backing band that...
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Mark Wheat of 89.3 The Current

Mark Wheat of 89.3 The Current

Normally, HowWasTheShow features photos of musicians as our Photo of the Week, but when I saw this photo of Mark Wheat in Meredith Westin‘s photo set of 89.3 The Current‘s Five Year Anniversary show, I couldn’t help but ask if we could feature it. After all, the Current is a radio station, and Wheat is...
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